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Statues of Patriots Park Project
Letter From Jim Durrett
1st Vice Chair, Chair-Elect
Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce
The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee is paying tribute to the men and women who serve at Ft Campbell by erecting nine 18 foot tall statues in the area of Patriots Park situated between the north and southbound lanes of Highway 41A near Gate 3. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $450,000. It is our goal to raise the money from private donations.
This project is something I am passionate about and have wanted to do for years. When I am asked why we should care about paying tribute to the men and women of the 101st Airborne Division I think of two things (1) what Fort Campbell has meant to our community and (2) the sacrifices that have been made by the thousands who have served our nation.
As citizens and business owners of Clarksville, we are a vital part of the support system for our military families. We have to do our part to share in their sacrifice, to help honor the lives dedicated and sacrificed for our freedom. It is the least we can do.
View the Statues of Patriots Park brochure here.
*This is a fundraising campaign of the Aspire Clarksville Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to Aspire may be deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
About the Military Affairs Committee
As early as 1970, a Military Affairs Committee can be documented in the Chamber’s history. The Vice-Chair, along with the committee members, has always worked with the Command Group at Fort Campbell to meet and provide for the families who locate within our community. Primary objectives this year will center on welcome home events, and participate in the annual Citizens for Fort Campbell advocacy trip to Washington, D.C. in the spring, where approximately sixty citizens from Clarksville, Hopkinsville, and Oak Grove advocate for projects for Fort Campbell.
This committee hosts Warrior Week, a week-long event that includes activities such as:
- An Annual Marksmanship Competition
- Movie Night
- Godfather Golf Tournament - a signature event
- The Finale Picnic and Fun Fair
Warrior Week activities are all made possible by the generous support of member businesses and the community. Additionally, this committee has an initiative to recognize the long history of military in our area through the Veteran’s Day Breakfast and support of other programs in the area.